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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Checking operation of belt buckle

Checking belt buckle
–  Push latch plate into belt buckle until it engages audibly. Check whether locking mechanism is properly engaged by pulling firmly on belt webbing.
  If latch plate fails even once to engage properly in belt buckle during at least 5 tests, renew seat belt complete with belt buckle.
Checking release mechanism
–  Release seat belt by pressing button on belt buckle with finger pressure. When belt is slack, latch plate must spring out of belt buckle on its own.
  Carry out test at least 5 times. If latch plate fails even once to spring out of buckle, renew seat belt complete with belt buckle.
  WARNING
Under no circumstances whatsoever may lubricant be used to eliminate noise or stiffness in belt buckle buttons.
   
Checking inertia reel (locking mechanism)
The inertia reel has two locking functions.   The first locking function is triggered by the belt being jerked out of the reel (belt exten ...

Checking belt guide fittings and latch plates
Plastic-coated fittings show fine, parallel scoring after stress on belt system (when belt was fastened during accident). (On the other hand, wear caused by frequent ...

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Indicator lamp
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Assembly overview - door handle and door lock
  Note Only the left side is shown. The right side is similar. 1 -  Door lock Removing and installing → Chapter 2 -  Bolt 1.5 Nm For locking bar in door handle bracket 3 -  ...

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